Veterans Health Care Regulations

Version of section 24 from 2016-04-01 to 2019-03-31:

  •  (1) Priority of admission to a contract bed shall be based on health need and, if the health needs of any clients are similar, admission shall be given to the clients in accordance with the following order of priority:

    • (a) first, to veteran pensioners who need care for a war-related pensioned condition;

    • (b) second, to veteran pensioners who are seriously disabled and to income-qualified veterans;

    • (c) third, to overseas service veterans and dual service veterans; and

    • (d) fourth, to veterans described in paragraph (h) of the definition “veteran” in section 2.

  • (2) Priority of receipt of benefits or care under section 21.1, 22 or 22.1 in respect of the same community facility shall be based on health need and, where the health needs of any clients are similar, priority shall be given in the following order:

    • (a) first, to veteran pensioners, civilian pensioners, special duty service pensioners and military service pensioners who need care for a pensioned condition and former members and reserve force members who need care for a condition in respect of which they are entitled to a disability award;

    • (b) second, to veteran pensioners who are seriously disabled, to civilian pensioners who are seriously disabled, to veteran pensioners, to income-qualified veterans, to income-qualified civilians and to Canada service veterans;

    • (c) third, to overseas service veterans and dual service veterans; and

    • (d) fourth, to veterans described in paragraph (h) of the definition “veteran” in section 2.

  • SOR/92-406, s. 8
  • SOR/2001-157, s. 9
  • SOR/2001-326, s. 9
  • SOR/2003-362, s. 10
  • SOR/2006-50, s. 78
  • SOR/2012-289, s. 7
  • SOR/2016-31, s. 7
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